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WatchGuard Technologies Recognized as a Visionary in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for the Unified Threat Management (UTM) Market

SEATTLE – September 3, 2015WatchGuard® Technologies, a leader in integrated security platforms, today announced that it has been named a "Visionary" in Gartner's Magic Quadrant* for Unified Threat Management (UTM). Renowned for award-winning solutions like WatchGuard Dimension™, and best-in-class network security services such as Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Blocker and Data Loss Prevention (DLP), the company continues to address the latest security threats to help customers and partners secure networks around the world.

WatchGuard is the only company of 13 to be positioned in the Visionaries quadrant. WatchGuard offers the industry's highest-performing, all-in-one network security platform with full-featured, fast security appliances that scale. The award-winning Dimension™ visibility tool distills oceans of security data into key trends and critical events to quickly and effectively identify potential threats and productivity issues. Operating from any public or private cloud, Dimension requires no installation and runs from any browser.

"We are thrilled to be recognized by Gartner. We believe this validates our ability to provide widely deployable enterprise-grade security to SMB and Mid-Market customers," said Prakash Panjwani, chief executive officer at WatchGuard. "We have strong execution on our roadmap. Specifically for the modularity of our award-winning UTM platform, our ability to rapidly add new security services such as APT Blocker, and the reporting capabilities of the company's threat intelligence platform, Dimension."

WatchGuard's family of UTM and Next Generation Firewall security appliances run on Fireware®, a platform designed to operate leading security engines in every category. This approach enables WatchGuard to rapidly integrate new security services for addressing the latest threat vectors without long development lead times.

WatchGuard's best-of-breed approach to security offers a comprehensive set of network security solutions including DLP, APT, Intrusion Prevention, Reputation Enabled Defense, spamBlocker, Gateway AntiVirus, WebBlocker, Application Control and Packet Filtering. Fireware is built to take advantage of the latest processors and technology from Intel and Freescale, with no proprietary hardware required, making WatchGuard the highest performing, all-in-one network security platform.

About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader in network security, endpoint security, secure Wi-Fi, multi-factor authentication, and network intelligence. The company’s award-winning products and services are trusted around the world by more than18,000 security resellers and service providers to protect more than 250,000 customers. WatchGuard’s mission is to make enterprise-grade security accessible to companies of all types and sizes through simplicity, making WatchGuard an ideal solution for midmarket businesses and distributed enterprises. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit

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